The Acts of Convention

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Resolution Number: 2015-D057
Title: Recommit to Giving Sanctuary to Immigrants
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention recommit to the spirit of the New Sanctuary Movement by supporting congregations so they can assist immigrant individuals, unaccompanied minors, families, and communities by being centers of information, services and accompaniment, and by supporting families facing separation in the absence of comprehensive, humane immigration reform.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City, 2015 (New York: General Convention, 2015), p. 407.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author: Mr. Warren Wong
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Social Justice and United States Policy

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on Social Justice and United States Policy presented its Report #27 on Resolution D057 (Recommitment to the Spirit of Sanctuary) and moved adoption with amendment.

Original Text of Resolution:

(D057)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 78th General Convention recommit to the spirit of the New Sanctuary Movement by supporting congregations so they can assist immigrant families and communities by being centers of information, services and accompaniment, and by supporting families facing separation in the absence of comprehensive, humane immigration reform.

Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 78th General Convention recommit to the spirit of the New Sanctuary Movement by supporting congregations so they can assist immigrant individuals, unaccompanied minors, families, and communities by being centers of information, services and accompaniment, and by supporting families facing separation in the absence of comprehensive, humane immigration reform.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #196)

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on Social Justice and United States Policy presented its Report #21 on HD Message #196 on Resolution D057 (Recommitment to the Spirit of Sanctuary) and moved concurrence.

Motion carried

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #306)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, July 3.

Abstract:   The 78th General Convention recommits to supporting congregations participating in the New Sanctuary Movement to assist immigrants.